Curriculum

Tracks

Track I: Multicomponent Colloidal Assemblies (IRG1)

Track II: Biopolymer Syntactomers and Selfassembly (IRG2)

Track III: Soft Matter Computational Modeling, Simulation and Theory

Requirements:

(1) MRSEC Graduate fellows need to take at least 3 approved technical graduate level courses (9 cr minimum). Course selection occurs in consultation with MRSEC advisor and co-advisor.

(2) At least one course must be taken at a participating MRSEC institution other than the home institution.

(3) At least one course must be selected from the list of approved courses outside the chosen track.

(4) MRSEC Graduate fellows need to participate in MRSEC Seminar Series.

Courses

Duke

Department

Number

Title

Credits

Track

Comments

MEMS

555

Intermediate Materials Science

3

1

 

MEMS

512

Thermodynamics of Materials

3

1

 

MEMS

 

514

Theoretical and Applied Polymer Science

3

2

 

MEMS

555

Optical Properties of Nanomaterials

3

1

 

MEMS

555

Fundamentals of Electrochemistry

3

1, 2

 

MEMS

555

Electromagnetism of Fluids

3

1

 

MEMS

555

Fundamentals of Physical Surface Chemistry

3

1, 2

 

MEMS

555

Introduction to Scanning Probe Microscopy

3

1, 2

 

MEMS

711

Advanced Materials Laboratory

P/F!

1, 2

SMIF

BME

518

Biomedical Materials

3

2

 

BME

570

Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering

3

2

 

BME

550

Modern Microscopy

3

 

 

BME

590

Programmed Assembly of Soft Matter

3

 

 

ECE

590

Imaging and Spectroscopy

3

1, 2

 

ECE

590

Biochip Engineering

3

1, 2

 

CHEM

543      

Statistical Thermodynamics

3

1, 2, 3

 

CHEM

548

Solid-State and Materials Chemistry

3

1

 

NCSU

Department

Number

Title

Credits

Track

Comments

MSE

490/1

Biomaterials Science

3

2

 

MSE

490/2

Laboratory Safety

3

1, 2

 

MSE

490/3

Introduction to Nanomaterials

3

1, 2, 3

 

MSE

 

490/4

791

Nanoscale Simulations and Modeling

3

3

Distance learning option

MSE

490/5

Physical Characteristics of Materials

3

1

 

MSE

490/6

Intro Magnetism & Magnetic Materials

3

1

 

MSE

710

Elements of Crystallography and Diffraction

3

1

 

MSE

712

Scanning Electron Microscopy

3

1, 2

 

MSE

715

Fundamentals of Transmission Electron Microscopy

3

1, 2

 

MSE/CHE

XXX

ΔMRSEC Seminar

1

1, 2, 3

Seminar

CHE

344

Statistical Mechanics

3

1, 2

 

CHE

470

Colloidal and Nanoscale Engineering

3

1, 2

 

CHE

464

Protein Purification

3

2

 

CHE

462

Fundamentals of Bio-Nanotechnology

3

2

 

CHE

596/1

Multi-scale modeling of soft matter

3

3

 

CHE

596/2

Molecular Cell Engineering

3

2

 

CHE

596/3

Principles of Bioseparations

3

2

 

CHE

596/4

Nanoscale Films and Surfaces

3

1

 

CHE

596/5

Special Topics in Nanoscience

3

1, 2

 

CHE

596/6

Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena

3

1, 2

 

CHE

596/7

Polymers at Interface and in Confined Geometries

3

2

 

CHE

596/8

Colloid Science and Nanoscale Engineering

3

1, 2

 

CHE

596/9

Biomolecular Engineering

3

2

 

CHE

769

Polymers, Surfactants and Colloidal Materials

3

1, 2

 

Short courses on computation and modeling offered at NCSU:

  • "Learn to use NCSU HPC resources"
  • "Introduction to parallel programming with single and multiple GPU"

UNC

Department

Number

Title

Credits

Track

Comments

MatSci/Chem

420

Introduction to Polymers

3

2

 

MatSci/Chem

421

Synthesis of Polymers

3

2

 

MatSci/Chem

422

Physical Chemistry of  Polymers I

3

2

 

MatSci/Chem

423

Physical Chemistry of  Polymers II

3

2

 

MatSci/Chem

425

Polymer Materials

3

2

 

MatSci/Chem

520L

Polymer Laboratory

-

2

 

MatSci/Chem

470

Fundamentals of Materials Science

3

1, 2

 

MatSci/Chem

473

Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces

3

1, 2

 

MatSci/Chem

XXX

ΔMRSEC Seminar

1

1, 2, 3

Seminar

Physics

405

Biological physics

3

2

 

Math

768

Mathematical modeling I

3

1

 

Math

769

Mathematical modeling II

3

1

 

NCCU

Department

Number

Title

Credits

Track

Comments

PHRM (BRITE)

5150

Introduction to Biosensor technology

3

1,2

 

PHRM (BRITE)

5160

Physical Biochemistry

3

2

 

PHRM (BRITE)

XXXX

ΔMRSEC Seminar

1

1, 2, 3

Seminar

PHYS

3510

Nanotechnology

3

1, 2

 

PHYS

3510L

Nanotechnology Lab

-

1, 2

 

NIST

Department

Number

Title

Credits

Track

Comments

NIST NCNR

 

The SANS Toolbox

3

1, 2, 3

Distance

learning

14 week distance learning course on SANS offered by Dr. Boualem Hammouda, NIST http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/staff/hammouda/distance_learning/